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Our Fantastic Featured Wines for July 29

MAW now serves DeNovo Beers brewed in Monmouth! Right now, we have their Pale Ale, Wheat and Red Ale. Now you have another opportunity to drink local!

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Freemark Abbey 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley. The aromas of dark cherry, ripe Santa Rosa plum and black currant are integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, and clove.


Lois 2012 Grüner Veltliner - Austria. Lois (rhymes with “choice”) is purely aromatic and lively! Lovely aromas of fresh apples and citrus, this wine surprises on the palate with great spice components as well as exotic fruit and a refreshing acidity.  A great summer wine. 90 points, Wine & Spirits

Domaine Michel Girard 2012 Sancerre - France. This Sauvignon Blanc wine is bright, lively, pleasantly aromatic, has zippy acidity but low astringency. Fresh pear and orange on the nose. Pliant, refreshingly bitter citrus fruit flavors are firmed by tangy minerality and pick up a light herbal quality with air.  Appealingly sweet on the finish, which repeats the orange and herb notes.

La Crema 2012 Chardonnay - Sonoma. This wine opens with bright aromas of Meyer lemon and yellow apple, punctuated by hints of butterscotch and subtle floral notes. The palate adds flavors of juicy yellow plum, lemon curd and vanilla custard. Rich tropical tones and a lingering spice add richness and texture to the long, fresh finish.


Tait The Ball Buster 2011 Red  Blend -  Australia. “Fragrant black currant, crushed black berry, black pepper and spice. Full-bodied ... rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing long.” 90 points, the Wine Advocate

Coppola 2011 Syrah-Shiraz - Central Coast, California. The Diamond Collection Syrah-Shiraz has purple garnet color with aromas of cherries, blackberries, cocoa and leather. Flavors of plums, pomegranate, allspice and toasted oak.

Rodney Strong 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma. "Smooth and fresh with a nice layer of spice; plum, vanilla and sweet oak; juicy, long and balanced." 90 Points Tasting Panel

We stock 80 craft beers and our beer list is changes every week.

With over 100 unique Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys (and a few Scotches!) you won't find a better selection of brown than at Market Alley Wines! And you just never know when some rare Bourbons will show up.


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